Published on Feb 6, 2013 by GlobalResearchTV
Nuclear energy is responsible for powering nearly 20 percent of the US, and in Southern California the San Onofre nuclear power plant has created much debate in the surrounding community.
The station has been closed for about a year due to a leak that was detected in the steam generator tubes, but despite the wishes of the people living the area to keep the plant closed, the utility company is pushing to bring the reactor back online.
Arnie Gundersen, chief engineer for Fairewinds Energy Education, analyzes the situation.
Originally aired by RT, February 5, 2013